It’s shaping up to be one of the busiest Eurovision weekends so far. Moldova, Slovenia, Finland and Hungary all choose their representatives for Vienna tomorrow, while Sweden’s Melodifestivalen reaches its fourth semi-final. But the madness begins tonight! Austria and Ireland are both holding selection shows, the latter of which is a final. Now it’s not quiet a full-blown “Super Friday”, but all in all it’s still fairly super compared to your average Friday.
Here’s all the details you need for the first Fairly Super Friday of 2015.
You can follow all the results on wiwibloggs (and via our Twitter@wiwibloggs and Instagram wiwibloggs) throughout the evening. Here’s a quick run down of what’s happening, when it’s on and how to watch.
National Finals Schedule: 27 February 2015
Austria: Wer singt für Österreich Show Two
Last week we watched 16 acts sing to impress a panel of experts. Now only six remain, and tonight they must showcase their vocal abilities by performing either cover versions or their own original music. You can watch the pre-recorded show from 20:15 CET and for a quick refresher on Show One click HERE.
Live stream: HERE
You can read all of our Austria Eurovision news here.
Ireland: Eurosong final
Once again we return to The Late Late Show studio, as Ireland holds its one off show to select an act for Vienna. So far much of the focus has been on Erika Selin and her entry “Break Me Up”. She and all her supporting team are from Sweden – should they represent Ireland? The bookies favourite is Nikki Kavanagh, who is returning to the contest with “Memories”, after losing out to Jedward in 2011. Kat Mahon and Molly Sterling could prove to be dark horses, but Alex Saint has generally been written off. Of course, when it comes to Eurosong the competing acts are merely a side show. Last year it was all about Linda Martin and her argument with “an odious little man”. With Johnny Logan already calling for the show to be scrapped, can we expect more drama tonight? All the action kicks off at 22:35 CET.
You can read all of our Ireland Eurovision news here.
Wiwi Round Up
There’s a long day ahead of us, so just in case you can’t wait until this evening for your Eurovision dose, here’s the latest Wiwi Round Up. We discuss Albania’s song change, review last week’s finals in Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia, and we look ahead to tomorrow’s selections in Hungary and Finland. You can find the full running order in the YouTube description.